Study: Using Math Could Help You Win Basketball Games
When it comes to shot selection in the game of basketball, a players instruction from a coach, or their own intuition, may cause them to shoot for the basket. But a new study from the University of Minnesota, reveals that using mathematics could play a more successful role.
CDC: Racial and Ethnic Disparities Found in U.S. Cancer Screening Rates
The number of Americans being screened for cancer are significantly low, particularly among racial and ethnic minorities, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Middle-Age Risk Factors Trigger Larger Lifetime Risk of Heart Disease
While a persons risk of heart disease may be low in the next five or ten years, the lifetime risk for getting it could still be very high, according to a new study published in the most recent issue of New England Journal of Medicine.
Study: Saliva Tests are Just as Reliable as Blood Tests for HIV Detection
Saliva testing for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is just as reliable for detection as blood testing, according to a new study from McGill University Health Centre in Canada.
Thinking Happier Thoughts Can Improve Health Decisions
Having a positive day can assist in managing some very serious diseases, such as coronary artery disease, high blood pressure and asthma, according to a study from researchers at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Study: Going to the Doctor with Older Loved Ones Could Improve Care
Older aged patients that have a family member accompany them to their doctor visits, can actually improve the quality of their medical care, according to researchers at John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Study: Rate of Doctor Referrals Almost Doubles
Physician referral rates in the United States has doubled between the years of 1999 and 2009, according to a new study, and this is mainly linked to the increasing costs of health care.
Researchers Identify a Cause of Resistance to Colon Cancer Treatment
A mutation in a gene causes resistance to cancer treatments, a new study in the journal Nature Medicine finds.
Study: Vaccines to Increase Immune Response At Point of Injection
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have created synthetic tiny particles, called nanoparticles, that target lymph nodes and significantly boost vaccine responses.
Scientists Find Causes for Gender Differences in Liver Cancer
Scientists have determined why men develop liver cancer at a higher rate than women.